Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake has a cake bottom, a spicy apple filling and topped with an ooey gooey cream cheese mixture.

Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Well is still doesn’t feel like fall here in Florida, but I am going to bake like it is. If nothing else I’ll be ready when the weather finally cooperates and cools down. This recipe is another take on an Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. I made one earlier in the summer with blueberries and it quickly turned into the hottest recipe of the summer for me. I love the addition of fruit to this cake as it takes away some of overly sweet taste this cake can have.

Fruit in it makes it a perfect dessert. As you can see a sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar dresses this cake right up.

Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I used a mixture of Paula Reds and Granny Smith apples in this cake. I baked mine in a glass pan. Remember when baking in a glass pan to lower the temperature of your oven by 25 degrees. You may have to increase the baking time a little.

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Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
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Serves: Serves 8 - 10
Cake with a spicy apple filling and topped with cream cheese.
  • 1 16.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  1. Combine cake mix, egg and butter with an electric mixer. Pat into a lightly greased 9 x 13 x 2 pan.
  2. Peel apples. Dice and put in a small bowl with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Mix together. Spread out over the cake mixture in the pan.
  3. Next, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, add eggs and vanilla. Add confectionery sugar.. Mix well.Pour onto cake mixture and spread evenly.
  4. Bake at 350* for 60 minutes. It should remain a little gooey in the center. Cool completely and cut into squares. I baked mine at 325 and it took just over an hour. I started checking it at 45 minutes.
If baking in a glass pan bake at 325 instead of 350.

Try our Blueberry Oooey Gooey Butter Cake


 How about our French Apple Cake?

French Apple Cake

Pear Upside Down Cake

Individual Pear Upside Down Cakes

Or maybe you’d like our Pumpkin Dump Cake?

Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake from That's My Home

Spiced Apple Ooey Gooey Butter Cake


  1. says

    Both versions sound amazing. I love the apple for the fall….and we are definitely starting to feel like fall here in NY the last couple of days. However, blueberry is my absolute favorite fruit and the blueberry one is amazing!

  2. says

    It doesn’t feel like fall yet here in San Diego either – September is our hottest month! But that won’t stop me from trying this! I love all the layers separately and then together – wow! Amazing!

  3. Kristine Smith says

    The Spiced Apple is baking in my oven right now!! We are having a first cool front of the fall and my house smells wonderful!! Can’t wait to serve it for desert at our football party tomorrow!! I just know it’s going to score big!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Peggy says

    anxious to try the apple version of this recipe! I am in Florida too and it certainly is not very Fallish! However, I am pressing ahead with Fall comfort foods; made chicken and dumplings earlier this week!

    • says

      This is a really good cake. We have finally been able to do some things outside the last week without melting! Cooking for fall at least gets me in the mood. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. jeannine says

    hi! i made your spiced apple ooey gooey butter cake over the weekend and it tasted amazing! my onlly trouble was i couldn’t really cut it into squares like you show in the photo. i let it sit overnight in the pan i baked it in and wanted to cut for a party the next day. it was VERY soft and didn’t hold up and the crust didn’t look as hard as yours looks. any advice? i would love to make again because the flavor was crazy good. thanks for the help!

  6. jeannine says

    hi again, mary ellen. no i did not refrigerate but the cream cheese layer wasn’t the only thing that was soft – the crust was as well. it didn’t look like yours does in the photo. i wasn’t supposed par-bake the crust first was i? i just piled the apples onto the uncooked crust and then topped with cream cheese mix, was that correct? i will definitely be making this again this week but want to make sure i am doing it right. thanks!

    • says

      No you bake it all at once. I am guessing not refrigerating it might of been the reason. Sounds like you did it right. I have a new one coming out sometime this week. It is in the refrigerator right now.

  7. Teri C. says


    Just got the Peanut butter chocolate gooey butter cake in the oven. While looking at some of these other gooey butter cake, I was wondering about the spiced apple gooey butter cake? What if you used a spice cake mix and used cinnamon applesauce in with the cream cheese mixture? There are so many different recipes including Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Gooey Butter cake, my favorite so far but now that I found this PB one……omg! Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks Terri, there is no end to what you can make. I think your version would work great! If you try it send me a pic and I’ll post it with credit to you. Just for the record ooey gooey butter cakes were around way before Paula Deen did them. I’ve seen them in lots of church cookbooks where you can find so many great recipes!

  8. Judy says

    Hi Mary Ellen! I’m a huge fan of gooey butter cakes & the spiced apple sounds wonderful. I do a lemon version that’s just delicious, also.
    Would you mind sharing what kind of apples you used?
    Thanks so much for the recipes!

    • says

      Hi Judy, i am too! I do a lemon one too with blueberries, so good! I am posting a pineapple and blueberry one on Sunday. I used Paula Reds and Granny Smith apples in this one. I like a mixture if I have a couple of different ones. About any good baking apple should work.

  9. Maureen says

    i really want to try to make some gooey butter cakes with pie fillings….was going to do a chocolate cake with a cherry pie filling but i only have apple pie filling. so, now i am considering a yellow cake with apple pie filling. My question is do you think it will be too wet? I was wondering if i should top the cake mix bottom with the pie filling or shoul I dollop it on tops of the cream cheese layer and swirl it in???

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